Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WSC Seattle Event This Thursday: PROTECTING THE SACRED HEADWATERS OF THE SKEENA, STIKINE AND NASS

 
Meet Shannon McPhail,
Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition,
at 6:30 PM on June 21 at 5700 Airport Way South Suite 265

Please join us on June 21 for a discussion with Shannon McPhail, Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (SWCC). Her organization is leading the local effort to protect some of the healthiest, most productive rivers on earth – the Skeena and her tributaries, including the famed Kispiox, Bulkley and Babine, home to the largest wild steelhead in the world.

Key to SWCC’s long-term effort is the prevention of massive coalbed methane development in the Sacred Headwaters, birthplace of the Skeena and two other great wild rivers of northern British Columbia, the Stikine and the Nass. SWCC helped secure a moratorium on this development in 2008. That moratorium expires this December. (See the links below for more information.)

This is a critically important time to take action to protect one of the most beautiful, most ecologically important landscapes on earth, and the three great rivers that rise from it. Your help is urgently needed.

Ms. McPhail will describe the history, work and accomplishments of the SWCC, and its effort to secure permanent protection for the Sacred Headwaters this year. An open discussion will follow her presentation.

This is your chance to learn about one of the most important – and most winnable – environmental protection campaigns underway in North America. You will leave with a clear understanding of the nature of the threat, the strategies for addressing it, the needs of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, and how you can help.

Imagine how good it would feel to celebrate one year from today your role in helping end one of the greatest threats ever to one of the greatest places left on Earth! Join us on June 21 to take the first step.

Please drop Lucasstclair12@gmail.com a quick reply to RSVP – and please pass this note along to others you believe will be interested.

Thanks,
Lucas St.Clair

LINKS:
Skeena River Watershed Conservation Coalition
http://skeenawatershed.com/

Sacred Headwaters Campaign
http://skeenawatershed.com/projects/detail/sacred_headwaters_campaign

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